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Alaa al-Marjani / Reuters

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A market near the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, Iraq.

Reuters photographers have captured the silent streets and stations of the world amid the lockdown, with each photo taken at midday.

Transport hubs and high streets that were once some of the world’s busiest places are shown nearly deserted amid the many lockdowns happening around the globe owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

All photos were taken at midday on 31 March and feature a wristwatch or clock showing the time.

A pocket watch seen in Martyrs' Square in Beirut, LebanonImage copyright
Mohamed Azakir / Reuters

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Martyrs’ Square in Beirut, Lebanon

A wristwatch showing noon with Tahrir Square, Cairo, in the backgroundImage copyright
Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters

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Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.

A digital clock on a smartphone is pictured in front of Brandenburg gate, Berlin, Germany.Image copyright
Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany.

A photographer wearing a watch at noon in front of the Houses of Parliament on Westminster Bridge, in London, UKImage copyright
Toby Melville / Reuters

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The Houses of Parliament on Westminster Bridge, London, UK.

The clock strikes noon at the main concourse of the Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan in New YorkImage copyright
Andrew Kelly / Reuters

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Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, New York, US

The clock on Spasskaya tower showing the time at noon, is pictured next to Moscow's Kremlin, and St. Basil's CathedralImage copyright
Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

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The Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia.

A watch showing the time at noon in front of Bolivar Avenue in Caracas, VenezuelaImage copyright
Manaure Quintero / Reuters

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Bolivar Avenue in Caracas, Venezuela.

A mobile phone showing the time at noon in front of the United States Capitol, Washington, USImage copyright
Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

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United States Capitol, Washington, DC

A watch showing the time at noon in front of the Roman amphitheatre in Amman, JordanImage copyright
Muhammad Hamed / Reuters

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A Roman amphitheatre in Amman, Jordan.

A clock showing the time at noon is seen near almost empty streets at Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in Kiev, UkraineImage copyright
Gleb Garanich / Reuters

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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) in Kyiv, Ukraine.

A watch showing the time at noon in front of a beach in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian TerritoriesImage copyright
Mohammed Salem / Reuters

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A beach in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories.

A clock showing the time at noon by The State Hermitage museum in front of Palace square in Saint Petersburg, RussiaImage copyright
Anton Vaganov / Reuters

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The State Hermitage Museum in front of Palace Square in St Petersburg, Russia.

A clock showing the time at noon at Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram (The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as The Grand Palace) in Bangkok, ThailandImage copyright
Jorge Silva / Reuters

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Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as the Grand Palace) in Bangkok, Thailand.

A man wearing a protective face mask takes a photo with his mobile phone at noon, at Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, JapanImage copyright
Issei Kato / Reuters

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Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan.

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